Friday, August 8, 2008

Kristina Coia Featured on

It's the Deej. Sorry there haven't been many posts lately; I'm back in rural Nevada where my Internet access is sporadic.

Fortunately, I was on the Internet in time to make this announcement, however: Kristina Coia is going to be featured in a live chat at on August 13th. Here's the information I have--

Kristina Coia, author of thrilling fantasy novels “Falcon’s Prey” and “Lymeria.” The talented 16-year-old high school student from New Jersey--who is also a singer and motivational speaker--will join the family online bookstore,, to discuss her insights on her creative writing style and her passion to incorporate underlying messages of self-esteem and self-respect.

“Authors at Abunga” Online Chat with Kristina Coia
Coia is the third author to be featured on the newly-created chat series by, an online bookstore offering family-friendly selections.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
11 a.m. – Noon PDT / 1 – 2 p.m. CDT / 2 – 3 p.m. EDT (LIVE)

Coia has developed a program for 5th to 8th grade girls called “Shine Through” that teaches self-esteem, self-respect, honesty, and character development while presenting positive values and morals through the eyes of a peer. For her work with “Shine Through,” she has been featured on FOX & Friends on the FOX News Channel, as well as numerous shows across the country.

In Falcon's Prey, a princess embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love through a land filled with treachery and hate. “Lymeria” is a captivating tale in which four friends unite to outwit the forces of evil while discovering the power of love and the bond of friendship. Coia is currently writing her third book.

Now, I just know some of you are rolling your eyes at the words self esteem, but hey, she's only sixteen and she's already written fantasy novels, prepared a program for grade schoolers, and appeared on the news. That's more than you've done lately.

Correction: I'm terrible with names, but in my defense my sporadic and sluggish Internet access doesn't inspire careful proofreading. I misspelled Ms. Coia's name in this post's previous incarnation, but it's now corrected. I'm thinking I should keep track of the number of authors' names I misspell and see if I can make a world record or something.
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